Russian Statistics Soar For Virus-Linked Deaths In 2020

Russia issued updated statistics Monday on coronavirus-linked deaths which showed that 162,429 people with COVID-19 died last year, a number far higher than previously...

“A Race Against Death:” 1,433 Israelis Died In Jan., 1/3 Of All Virus Deaths

Israel confirmed 5,140 new coronavirus cases on Monday morning, with tests showing a still alarmingly high positivity rate of 9.7%. There are currently 68,331...

Whole Grains Lower Risk of Heart Failure

Keep eating whole grains and reduce your consumption of eggs and high-fat dairy food to improve your odds against suffering heart failure, a new...

Hunger Study Predicts 168,000 Pandemic-Linked Child Deaths

Economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has set back decades of progress against the most severe forms of malnutrition and is likely to kill...

Panel Backs Lung Cancer Screening For Some Smokers

For the first time, government advisers are recommending screening for lung cancer, saying certain current and former heavy smokers should get annual scans to...

Gout Drug Shows Promise

A drug called rilonacept (IL-1 Trap) may reduce disease activity and pain in patients with chronic active gout. That's according to a non-randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled...

Israel’s Serious Cases Drop To Under 600, Virus Rate Lowest Since October

The number of seriously ill coronavirus patients in Israel has dropped to under 600 for the first time since December 25. Israel's basic reproduction or...

Tight Backpack Straps Cut Blood to Shoulders, Arms

Wearing a heavy backpack can significantly decrease blood flow through your shoulder, down to your fingertips, and could result in the loss of some...

Good Physical Function Halves Stroke Risk

Being in good physical form appears to protect middle-aged and older men and women from stroke, a new British study suggests. The finding highlights an...

Shigella Spreading in Monsey & New Square

The Journal News reports: When schools that serve young children in the Jewish community closed for Pesach in April, Rockland County health officials thought...

Some Europeans Get Choosy About Which Vaccines They Want

Many Europeans are desperate for a coronavirus vaccine. But not just any vaccine. As AstraZeneca shots are rolling out to European Union nations this month,...

Smoking Damages DNA Within Minutes, Research Shows

Cigarettes start to destroy a smoker's DNA within minutes of inhaling, new research indicates, suggesting that the habit causes immediate genetic damage and quickly...

FIGHTING THE ANTI-VAXERS: United Hatzalah Dismisses 288 Non-Vaccinated Volunteers

Israel's largest voluntary emergency services provider, United Hatzalah, dismissed 288 of its 6,000 volunteers who refused to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. “All the volunteers...

WATCH: Israel In Crisis: Hagaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein Recites Avinu Malkeinu Today

In light of the still-high coronavirus infection rate and number of seriously ill patients in Israel, with almost all hospitals reporting over 120% occupancy,...

Minnesota Child Dies Of Covid-19 Complications

A young child from southwestern Minnesota has died of COVID-19 complications, according to the state Department of Health. Marshall Public Schools Superintendent Jeremy Williams says...

“2 Million Students Held Hostage To A COVID Denier:” Israeli MKs Spar Over COVID

As over 2,000 new coronavirus vases were confirmed in Israel on Wednesday for the second straight day, with 153 seriously ill virus patients, several...

Iran Says Pfizer Vaccine Batch Expected From US Philanthropists

An unidentified group of U.S.-based philanthropists plans to send 150,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Iran in the coming weeks, Iranian media reported...

Israeli Studies Show Pfizer Vaccine Reduces Cases In Entire Population

Two research studies on Israelis who received their first coronavirus vaccine dose found a significant drop of virus cases about two weeks afterward, Israeli...

Study Sheds Light On Origins Of Sudden Cardiac Death

New information about a deadly heart rhythm disorder called ventricular fibrillation may help lead to better ways of identifying people at risk of sudden...

Another Plague For Jews This Pesach: The Mumps

New York, NY - Jews might be dealing with an 11th plague this Pesach -- the mumps. A special health advisory released cautions Hasidic Jews...

Cell Protein Might Help Treat ALS

Studies in mice point to a possible treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Scientists injected a protein normally found...

Israel: 2 Children, 3 Pregnant Women, Hospitalized Overnight

Israel's reproduction number continued to rise, standing at 0.9 on Wednesday, raising concerns for health officials despite the continued decrease in daily virus cases...

Israel Likely To Reinstate Indoor Mask Mandate By Sunday

Israel's Health Ministry will likely recommend reinstatement of the indoor mask mandate by Sunday due to the surge of coronavirus cases over the past...

Fatty Fish May Cut Heart Failure Risk in Men

Men who consume fatty fish and marine omega-3 fatty acids appear to have a reduced risk of heart failure, a new study has found.Between...

Brain Protein May Have Potential Against Alzheimer’s

A naturally occurring brain protein appears able to slow or stop Alzheimer's disease in recent studies done on animal models.The brain's entorhinal cortex, which...

Israeli Study: Ozone Can Kill COVID On Surfaces

The gas ozone, known as an atmospheric gas that blocks harmful UV rays, can disinfect surfaces contaminated by the coronavirus, according to a recent...

Trans-Fat Ban Takes Effect In NYC

The clock is ticking on trans fat in the Big Apple. The nation's most stringent trans fat ban goes into full effect in New York...

The Cost of Poor Health

The two most common excuses people give for not exercising and taking care of their general health are lack of time, and finances. In...

“Stabbed Us In The Back” – Israeli Health Officials Slam Supreme Court’s Ruling

A senior Health Ministry official slammed the ruling of the Supreme Court on Wednesday deeming the government’s daily quota of returning travelers as illegal. "I...

Want Some Cholent With Your Vaccine? Free Cholent In Bnei Brak At Vaccine Drive

As Israel's vaccination drive slows down to a crawl, with vaccination centers sitting empty in recent days, the city of Bnei Brak decided to...

Finally, A Place Where Frum Celiacs Can Get Support/Help On The Web

Celiac disease is a disorder in which eating certain types of protein called gluten will set off an autoimmune response that causes damage to...

Folic Acid May Help Prevent Premature Birth

Long known to help prevent birth defects, folic acid may also help prevent premature births, new research suggests. In a large study that included almost...

Israeli, US Reports: COVID Vaccine May Aid In Relieving Long-COVID Symptoms

Israel's Coronavirus National Information and Knowledge Center, a task force run by the IDF, said that preliminary reports show that the coronavirus vaccine may...

Jerusalem: 2 Unvaxxed Chareidi Pregnant Women Critically Ill With COVID, Sedated & Ventilated

Two Chareidi pregnant women, both in their 20s, are hospitalized in critical condition, sedated and ventilated, in a Jerusalem hospital after contracting COVID. The women,...

Brain Blood Vessels Grow With Their Own Agenda

A radically different concept of how the brain's blood supply develops is outlined in a study led by Massachusetts General Hospital researchers. In experiments with...

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